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Everything you need to know about the BTCC at Brands Hatch

Thursday, September 29 2011

If you are thinking of coming along to see the penultimate round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this weekend, or you have already purchased tickets, here is some important information to help you make the most of this event.

Gate opening times
Public admission to the circuit is from 8am Saturday and 7am on Sunday.

Southbank Parking
Southbank is available for car parking for £2 per car Saturday and £5 per car Sunday. Click here to download a pass.

Tickets are available on the gate for £12 on Saturday and £30 on Sunday. Entry is free for children aged 12 and under.

Advanced ticket purchasers will need to bring their original tickets to the circuit as copies and receipts are not accepted. All advance tickets have now been dispatched and were sent by either Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required.

In the rare instance that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the venue office.

Please have your tickets separated before arriving at the gate.

Grandstand seats
Grandstand seating is available in Paddock Hill Bend grandstand on Saturday. Access costs £5.

Raceday seats are available for £12 for the pit straight stand and £15 for Paddock Hill.

Grandstand seats can be purchased from the Megastore opposite the Kentagon restaurant.

Viewing upgrades
Trackside Lounge upgrade for raceday only. Watch the action from a Brabham/Stewart suite that overlooks the start/finish straight! Live timing screens and audio commentary are included along with a lunch basket and tea and coffee all day. Available for just £70.

Official event programmes are on sale from the main entrance gates and the Megastore for £5. Each programme features in-depth articles on the BTCC and other events taking place this weekend along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.

Weekend Camping
The campsite will open at midday on Friday 30 September and will close at midday on Monday 3 October. Camping tickets can be purchased on the gate for £25 per person, with free camping for children under 13.

Pit Walkabout
There is a free of charge pitlane walkabout and autograph session at 9:10 on Sunday morning.  Last entry will be at 9:20 so make sure you arrive at the entry point at Paddock Hill in good time.

Off track entertainment
There will be a disco in the Kentagon on Saturday evening.

The Rugby World Cup match between England and Scotland will be shown in Kentagon and Hailwoods on Saturday morning.

Go karting courtesy of Buckmore Park is available for those aged 10+ at a cost of £12 for ten minutes, payable at the karting circuit beside the Kentagon restaurant.

The Brands Hatch Fun Zone! will be open on Sunday. Attractions include mini diggers, free face painting, quads and more.

Radio Brands 87.7FM
Radio Brands will be broadcasting live commentary, interviews and spectator information throughout the weekend. Earpiece radios will be on sale from the Megastore for £5.

Click here
to download a timetable for this weekend's event.

Tickets for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch are available on the gate from £12, with free entry for children 12 and under. For more information, call 0843 453 9000 or click here.